Difference in DRM room categories.

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  1. Guido and Blondie

    Guido and Blondie Paty'O Panty Patrol Registered Member

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    Well, we were going to try out Hedo in May but our group was largely a no show so we are looking to book DRM, our first stay other than on a day pass, for 5/1/17-5/6/17 and we are trying to find out the difference between a Deluxe Garden Room and a Superior Garden Room. Can anyone help us out on this?
     
  2. Cokewithlime

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    The SGV rooms are all ground floor rooms in the small 4 room buildings - they have a somewhat larger interior space than the DGV rooms - other than that all SGV & DGV rooms have the same amenities.

    The only downside is that none of the SGV rooms have an outside patio sitting area whereas all the DGV rooms all have either an an outside patio sitting area or shared balcony
     
  3. Sheridan&Ginger

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    Also, having the balcony is a great advantage as you can open up the doors in morning and let in some light as many of the garden view rooms tend to be rather dark. The balcony also gives you somewhere to hang out when it rains and also makes a nice little party venue and dance floor to spend some quality time with your new found friends from the pool/hot tub. Allegedly. LMAO.
     
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  4. RobandAshley

    RobandAshley Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Does anybody know about the deluxe ocean room? Can't tell if it has a balcony. Pictures on website aren't great. Thanks!
     
  5. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

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    All the DOV rooms have either a shared balcony(2nd floor rooms) or shared patio(ground floor rooms)
     
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    RobandAshley Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Thanks.... shared could be interesting!
     
  7. Str8

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    When we stayed there we had the room right by the stairs to the roof top hot tub so we could see who was headed up there and they got a good look at what we were up to also if you know what I mean;)
     
  8. Stacia_and_John

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    The above is accurate G&B, as far as I've been able to figure out in our trips x3 there.

    We're exercising our membership perq and getting a Passion Suite this next time, so we can have our own private hot tub plung pool thing complete with picture time in March.

    Sure you don't want to reschedule for March? We'll be back in April, longer trip.
     
  9. SexySami

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    Is the passion suite worth the $??

    The only options for booking were SGV or Passion Suite at 2x the price
     
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    Actually SGV was 30 dollars more per night for us. We are non members, however many stays at Pearl and RM.
     
  11. Sheridan&Ginger

    Sheridan&Ginger Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Room 1211 - We've had that room so many times they've now put it in our profile.
     
  12. Jen&Kyle

    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Hmm. that is a tough one. We have stayed in the Passion Suite and an Ocean View room. I guess I would say it is not worth double the price but I can see why some would think differently. Here were the key differences for us in our experiences...

    Passion suite had the nice big indoors jacuzzi. Not a plunge pool. It is a jacuzzi. More space inside the room including a seating area and larger bathroom area. Big (shared) balcony that is right on the ocean. Prime location close to the pool area.

    Ocean View room. Much smaller. Tiny bathroom. Clean and enough space but the room really wasn't a huge plus for us. Nicer than Temptation resort easily but Desire Pearl has the rooms that really are a differentiator. Our biggest disappointment was the entrance was on the ocean side. So we had to look out the door for the 'ocean view' and then over the shared balcony.

    End result is we wished we just spent less and when with the garden view room. Note our answer for Pearl is the opposite as the Penthouse suite is above and beyond and worth double the cost. I think we have some pics in our album on here. This will be my first attempt to add them to a post on the new site format. Lets see if i can get it to work.
     
  13. Jen&Kyle

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    Thanks for the info. The shared balcony could be cool if your neighbors are hot...
     
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    We thought it was great. Just a few steps and you're at the pool.